Indian Super League: Atletico de Kolkata Coach Punched Robert Pires, Alleges FC Goa Manager Zico

While Atletico de Kolkata maintained their unbeaten record, FC Goa manager Zico alleged that the visitors' coach Antonio Lopes Habas punched Goa's senior player Robert Pires in the face in a half-time altercation.

updated: October 24, 2014 10:20 IST
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File Photo of Robert Pires with FC Goa coach Zico.


Margao, Goa: FC Goa manager Zico alleged that there was a half-time altercation between senior player Robert Pires and Kolkata coach Antonio Lopes Habas in their 2-1 loss on Thursday. Atletico de Kolkata came from behind to beat FC Goa in their backyard to keep their unbeaten streak going.

"One of our players said that he was beaten by the coach of the other team. Pires said he was punched in the face by the Atletico coach and it is very shameful," said a "concerned" Zico.

Zico admitted that he hadn't seen the incident himself but felt that a player like Pires wouldn't lie about an incident like that.

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